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Record numbers set to take part in Lowestoft's annual memory walk

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 September 2015

BACK THEN: A scene from least year's memory walk, which was held in Lowestoft to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society

BACK THEN: A scene from least year's memory walk, which was held in Lowestoft to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society

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Record numbers are expected to descend on the start line for a popular fund-raising event.

More than 100 people have already signed up for Lowestoft’s third annual memory walk, which will take place this Sunday, September 27.

The event, which will raise money for local dementia services, takes place on the green behind the Trowel and Hammer pub in Pakefield, by the Beacon. Last year’s sponsored walk raised £1,200 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

“We’re expecting a record number of people this year and are hoping to raise even more money,” said Jo Wilde, who is organising the event with Suzan Collins.

“Dementia affects about 850,000 individuals and their families in the UK and we’re keen to raise as much as we can to support local people and the services they need to help them cope.”

As well as taking part in the walk, families can enjoy face painting, a craft fair, bake sale and competitions.

Walkers can choose to complete either a 2km or 4km route. Details of how to take part can be found on the Facebook page: Lowestoft Memory Walk 27th Sept 2015.

■ To register call 0300 330 5452 or visit www.memorywalk.org.uk/participate/lowestoft/

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